If you suffer from tinnitus, or have ever been to a gun range and forgot to put your hearing protection on, this bizarre trick might offer some relief to that ringing in your ears.

Those of us who spend time shooting guns, know what it’s like to have that unpleasant ringing in your ears. Now imagine that “ringing” never going away. . . that’s what it’s like to suffer from tinnitus, and some 50 million Americans suffer from it.

Tinnitus can be caused by many different things, including obstructions of the ear, head or neck trauma, sinus pressure, brain injuries, drugs, and even disorders. However, the most common cause is hearing loss – if only there was some kind of mechanism that “silenced” our firearms . . .

In the video below, Stephen Geller Katz, founder of the Tinnitus Cognitive Center, explains a tip that temporarily provides relief for that annoying ringing sound in your ears. Here’s how it works:

  1. Place the palms of your hands over your ears so your fingers wrap around the back of your head.
  2. Set the middle fingers on the top of your neck right at the base of your skull.
  3. Put your index fingers on top of your middle fingers and apply pressure.
  4. Now snap them on the back of your head over and over like you’re drumming.
  5. Repeat about 50 times.

For most, when you pull your hands away, the ringing should be gone, or at least less intense than normal.

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  • St Joseph is my hero

    doesn’t last very long

  • Godfrey Daniel

    Takes longer to do it than the length of time it lasts.

  • alan spinney

    not available in canada i cant figure that one